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  1. Standard Visualization Design Tools

    In both PBI Desktop and PBI Service, for efficient and accurate design, the user needs to have all of the following familiar design environment tools i.e.
    - select all
    - move all
    - "lassoo" select multiple objects
    - align to top of highest object
    - align to bottom of lowest object
    - set all objects to smallest/largest width
    - set all objects to smallest/largest height
    etc

    11 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Power BI Report Server Auto Refresh

      Add a setting on power BI report server to enable report to auto refresh and display fullscreen.
      As well as a setting to hide all tool bars so that extensions do not need to be added into url.

      18 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hide report page and reset drill through filter

        It would be great to have an option to hide specific report page in normal view, and to make it accessible using the drill-through mode only. Also, the existing drill-through filter option doesn't reset the filters when you leave the filtered page - it'd be great if the page auto resets the filters when the back button is clicked.

        43 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Using measures to dynamically fill in parts of text boxes

          It would be nice to be able to fill in parts of text boxes dynamically based on measures. Currently this is only possible with the card object, but this is very limited if you really want to include long texts. Also, the entire text then needs to be in a measure which is sub optimal.

          What would be a better solution is to add text to a text box with a variable in it that references the measure. For example:

          Lorem {{MEASURE1}} dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut…

          34 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow users without PowerBI Pro to at least view reports/dashboards. At this point, PowerBI is unusable.

            There shouldn't be a requirement for a Pro license to simply view data in a dashboard. One can view data without a special license level in Excel, so I don't understand the need for it in Power BI.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tooltip on Dashboard Tiles

              Ability to have either Text tooltip or Field-based tooltip to appear on hover on a Dashboard Tile.

              16 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Email subscriptions for Power BI reports in Report Server

                Be able to create email subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the Report Server

                992 votes
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                  109 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  backlog  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                  Thanks for your votes and comments! We’re building out our email subscriptions feature in the Power BI cloud service. For example, today, you can subscribe only yourself to a report, but we’re working on enabling you to subscribe other people as well. There are also some technical barriers to integrating the current implementation into an on-premises server. Once it’s a little further along, it’s something we’d love to bring to Power BI Report Server. For now, consider it on our backlog.

                • Have DAX Expression Checkmark Indicate Positive Results

                  When you type in a DAX formula, you have the option to select the green checkmark to confirm that your expression is acceptable or needs to be fixed. If there is an error, a yellow line appears below the expression that explains the problem. This is great. However, particularly for those new to Power BI, it is a but unsettling to get no feedback when you do not have an error. Some folks assume that they don't have an error as intended, but others think they might not have hit the checkmark, or that the check didn't work or that…

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Single-click drillthrough

                    The current method of using "drillthrough" is tedious and not obvious.

                    I propose a new implementation of drillthrough: single-click. Instead of right-clicking on a row, table or visual and selecting form a context menu, let's have the ability to setup a row, table or visual as a single-click drillthrough.

                    52 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Email Button and Action

                      The new buttons and actions are great, we always try and add a contact email to any report we produce so that users can contact us with questions and feedback. It would therefore be useful to have an email icon button an associated action which opened an email with the address and subject line defined when setting up the action. These could potentially default to the name of the report and email address of the person creating the report, although not be fixed as these in case questions should be directed to someone other than the author.

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add PowerBI Project template to VisualStudio

                        Similar to SSRS can we get PowerBI in VS for Report Server? Easy for managing all of the code in TFS and for deployments?

                        17 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

                          It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

                          530 votes
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                            28 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            under review  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                            Hi everyone!

                            Just sharing an updated status on this topic:

                            - We plan to release Power BI Report Server roughly every 4 months.
                            - We’ve just released the March 2018 update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/.
                            - We support each release for 12 months, which gives customers up to a year to upgrade to a newer version while receiving any necessary security patches for the version they’re using. We performed extensive customer research and explored other options, including an 8-month support period, and customer feedback indicated that many enterprises needed 12 months of support to deploy Power BI Report Server.
                            - (See here: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/r..)

                            Some important context from our previous update:

                            Your feedback is completely valid. I appreciate why you’d expect and want monthly releases of Power BI Report Server, and I’d love the same! At the same time, I can shed light on the problem that’d create. One benefit of the cloud…

                          • Exporting of Reports and Dashboards

                            Some issue with reports:
                            1.) Using a report, when a filter is applied, and the report is exported to PowerPoint, the filters do not retain.
                            2.) Reports can be pinned to dashboards, which is great! but dashboards cannot be exported to PowerPoint.
                            3.) The print preview of a dashboard makes the tiles very small and hard to read.

                            Proposal:
                            1.) When exporting reports to PowerPoint, ensure filters carry through.
                            OR 2.) Allow exporting of dashboards to PowerPoint.
                            OR 3.) Adjust the print preview sizing of dashboard tiles.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Seamless version control of queries, data model structure, measures

                              Could we add seamless import/export of the query/data model/measure definitions in text format for use with version control such as GIT?

                              Right now the queries are all defined as text, tables could be easily defined as field names, field type, and formula for added columns, and measures are just text. Relationships can be exported as a list. This should be 'simple'.

                              But we also need a seamless import -- import the queries, data model structure, measures from text.

                              The data wouldn't be part of this as it would be imported by running the queries.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

                                In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-ignite-2017-announcing-enterprise-ready-capabilities-for-establishing-data-culture-at-scale/

                                If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

                                222 votes
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                                  17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve SAP BW connector performance and BW memory comsumption

                                  This idea is really about solving a performance issue with Power
                                  BI‘s memory consumption when getting data from SAP BW.

                                  Basically there are 2 issues but they are closely related, so I mention both in this idea.


                                  1.When connecting to SAP BW, performance is extremely slow and Power BI uses too much SAP memory.

                                  2.When accessing large SAP BW datasets, Power BI continues to use memory , until it consumes all available extended memory, and so impacts other users.

                                  Here is an example of the Power BI memory consumption issue, compared to another SAP tool.

                                  My test case is:
                                  •I…

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Disable "Welcome to Power BI Desktop" Nag Screen

                                    The "Welcome to Power BI Desktop" screen that comes up when you open Power BI Desktop is really, really annoying. I know there's a registry hack that will turn it off, but it also disables the new version alert, which I like, especially for intra-month bug fix releases. Can you please either get rid of the screen or give us the option to turn it off separately from the version notifications?

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • when drill through, the filter should be applied to the slicer, not to the filter pane.

                                      when using the drill through option , the filter should be applied to the slicer, not to the filter pane.

                                      8 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Standard Usgae Metrics Reports

                                        Need functionality to create standard usage metrics report that can show data for all reports across workspaces. Currently, metrics reports are valid only for same workspace/report but if it can be extended to all then it will be very helpful in monitoring the usage of dashboards/reports at Organization level with just one usage metrics report.

                                        17 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Would be nice to have a probe that checks the availability of the Premium Capacity

                                          Would be nice to have a probe that checks the availability of the Premium Capacity. With a probe scheduled to run every x number on minutes/hours, admins could be notified of an outage before user's start having issues.

                                          7 votes
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